Top Ten Tuesday: Late Edition | August 12, 2014

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the girls over at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, a different top ten list is posted for everyone to participate.

This week’s theme is: Top Ten Books I’m Not Sure I Want To Read (books you may have bought but aren’t sure if you are into it anymore, books you wanted to read but heard mixed things about, hyped books you aren’t sure about —- basically any book that has you going, “TO READ OR NOT TO READ?”)

  1. Atonement by Ian McEwan - Started this book a year or two ago and couldn’t really get into it, but many people love it including this girl whose reviews I trust, so it’s high-time for me to try it again in earnest.
  2. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver - Premise sounds too much like a book I read this year. Plus, I find myself having a hard time relating to the characters.
  3. 11/23/64 by Stephen King - I am not sure how this ended up on my tbr..
  4. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver - Picked this up a year ago or so, but had to return to the library. Not exactly an ideal pick for something to read cover-to-cover. Not exactly sure I want to finish it.
  5. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel - I own the sequel, which I will definitely read. Added Wolf Hall to my tbr because I found out it was the first book.
  6. The Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison - I fear that this might make me stay up for nights on end.
  7. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness - Again, mixed reviews
  8. Any Brian K. Vaughn comic - Saga is beloved by many, so’s Y: The Last Man. I feel like it will take me another year to get my hands on them and by then they will be old news haha
  9. Vicious by V. E. Schwab - Way overhyped. Heard it lacked worldbuilding, but I like stories with antiheroes so… Idunno.
  10. Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk - I feel like the book will make me squirm. Already read “Guts”.

zellah4:

OMFG

(Source: sizvideos)

Good news: I got the counter girl position at the bakery.

Bad news: I have a terrible cold. :c

kobetyrant:

OPINIONS CAN BE RACIST

OPINIONS CAN BE MISOGYNISTIC

OPINIONS CAN BE HOMOPHOBIC

stop using “it’s just my opinion” to justify your bigotry.

YESS THIS.

http://unapologeticallybookish.tumblr.com/post/94235479444/i-have-noticed-recently-that-i-have-a-ton-of-books

unapologeticallybookish:

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I have noticed recently that I have a ton of books lying around the house that I, for various reasons, will probably never read again, and it seems like such a waste. So I thought to myself, why not do a giveaway?

They are all paperback and in pretty good condition. Do keep in mind that…

tentaclesandteacups:

A helpful flow chart for those who may need some pointers in the matter.
Designed by Racquel Reichard :)

tentaclesandteacups:

A helpful flow chart for those who may need some pointers in the matter.

Designed by Racquel Reichard :)

The ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE Tag!

I was tagged by thefictionologist

For the rules, watch here!

I’m tweaking the rules a bit. Instead of picking 5 favorite books, I’m picking the 5 books closest to me. Also, I’m not drawing books out of a hat, either. Just whichever one I grab first. Because I am laaazy. :)

The booksPride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall & Denver Moore, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

Your Zombie Team:

First book: Pride and Prejudice

1. The first person to die

  • Mr. Collins — Well, at least we won’t have to hear about Lady Catherine anymore

2. The person you trip to get away from the zombies

  • Mr. Darcy — D: I’m so sorry.. I hope you survive the trip, though!

Second book: The Book Thief

3. The first person to turn into a zombie

  • Rudy — Nooooo whyyyyy noooooo

4. The person that trips YOU to get away from the zombies

  • Rudy — I take the above comment back 

Third book: To Kill a Mockingbird

5. The idiot of the team

  • Jem — That’s too bad because he’s a sharp kid

6. The “brains” of the team

  • Mr. Tate — …. who is he? A schoolteacher? 

Fourth book: Same Kind of Different as Me

7. The team’s medic

  • Denver — He’s been living on the streets for so long, I’m sure he can take care of all of us…

8. The weapons expert

  • Deborah — xD hahaha that’s funny.. the sweetest lady ever is the weapons expert

Fifth book: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland…

9. The brawler

  • the White Rabbit — He better settle down before he turns into stew :P

10. The Team Captain

  • Alice — Oh boy. Not sure how I feel about that. Why can’t I be cap’n. 

I tag: treesofreverie, bookishbonnie, aboutbooksanddreams, beautifulbookborrower, and abookcat

My boyfriend’s boss let us come by his house to feed his horses carrots. It was very enjoyable to say the least. He also had two German shepherds (I really want one of my own), two cats, and a beagle.

Ah, the life. I wish I had pets of my own.

Introducing: Femilit

leonreads:

Femilit is a feminist book-review blog I’ve been working with for the past month. I edit all the reviews as well as post reviews that focus on the feminist merits of the books I’ve discussed here. If you like feminism, social justice, and reading, I’d recommend following us here

I’ve already uploaded an edited version of my The Bone Season review, and a Battle Royale one is on the way. 

Thanks! 

Promoting.

medievalpoc:

beggars-opera:

I’ve seen a few fashion posts trying to expand the “Marie Antoinette is not Victorian” rant, but this stuff can get complicated, so here is a semi-comprehensive list so everyone knows exactly when all of these eras were.

Please note that this is very basic and that there are sometimes subcategories (especially in the 17th century, Jacobean, Restoration, etc)

And people wonder WHY I complain about History/Art History periodization. Note how much overlap there is to the above “eras”, and how many exceptions and extensions there are to these categories.

Oh, and by the way…

Tudor:

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Elizabethan:

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Stuart:

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Georgian:

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Regency:

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Victorian:

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Edwardian:

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Because you wouldn’t want to be historically inaccurate.

^^^^ yyyaaasss. I took England History Since 1714 and there was not one mention of anyone of minority. Admittedly, it didn’t strike me as funny (not ha-ha funny) because I just took the information at face value. Then I read an article for my course of African American History about black people in the Tudor era and it dawned on me how rarely minorities are depicted in history books unless it is about them specifically.

bookslooks:

So I always complain about how every publishing company make pretty Austen editions because every pretty book collector already have a fair share of Austen editions, we need no more, it would be nice to have pretty colletctions by some other author as well. But I’m a hypocrite and I recently bought these to prove that. 

bookslooks:

So I always complain about how every publishing company make pretty Austen editions because every pretty book collector already have a fair share of Austen editions, we need no more, it would be nice to have pretty colletctions by some other author as well. But I’m a hypocrite and I recently bought these to prove that.